Servant Leadership In Service Project

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My group consisted of fellow classmates Jake Geiger, Kay Saguiped, Colton Woyak, and Chase Lundry. For our chosen service project, our group decided to team up with the Carroll Student Veterans Organization (CSVO) in order to help create, develop, and implement a veteran focused service project. After much brainstorming and decision making, our group and the CSVO decided to do a banner/holiday card event during the week of Veterans Day (November 9-13). At this event, members from our group, the CSVO, as well as the Carroll University Republicans would take shifts tabling an area where participants could sign a giant banner supporting our country’s veterans, to be hung in the Milwaukee VA Medical Center, as well as an area where they could …show more content…
One particular example of a correlation between the event and the content covered in our class, one that would probably be the most evident example, would be how this project connected with servant leadership. Servant leadership, as discussed by Peter Northouse (2013) in his book entitled Leadership Theory and Practice, has as one of its leadership behaviors “Creating Value for the Community”. One of the foundations Servant Leadership was built upon was the idea that leadership, great leadership, revolved around supporting, developing, and bettering the entire community (Northouse, 2013). This idea is strongly linked with one of the outcomes of Servant Leadership, which is to have an impact on society (Northouse, 2013). With our event, we as aspiring leaders attempted to reach outside our own community and positively effect a much larger community. We identified a group we thought needed to be supported, found a campus organization we could partner with, and achieved our goal of aiding that downtrodden …show more content…
According to Northouse (2013, p. 5), “ Leadership is a process whereby an individual influences a group of individuals to achieve a common goal”. This definition would clearly describe my role in the early, formative stages of our project. The idea of helping veterans was something that had always been of great importance to me, so when I heard we would be doing a project that was intended to be service oriented, I could not help but to try and influence our project somehow to align with my passion. Once I was able to successfully influence our group into designing an event intended on helping veterans, we collective set goals for the project as a whole. The rest of our project was all about influencing and guiding one another to achieve our goal of successfully putting on our

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